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New research at the University of Adelaide has revealed a genetic link in pregnant mums - and their male partners - to pre-eclampsia, a life-threatening complication during pregnancy.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A consortium of scientists who are taking a novel approach in their research to detect the genetic variations that predispose individuals to type 2 diabetes provided an update of their findings at the American Society of ...
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists have adopted a novel laboratory approach for determining the effect of genetic variation on the efficiency of the biological process that translates a gene's DNA sequence into a protein, such as hemoglobin, according ...
Genetics Nov 06, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland have shown that the "switches" that regulate the expression of genes play a major role in the development of cancer. In a study, published ...
Cancer Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Teckman in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Louis University, have demonstrated that oxidative stress occurs in a genetic model of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. ...
Medical research Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Genes involved in vitamin D generation and destruction may influence colorectal cancer risk in African-Americans
African-Americans are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have and die from colorectal cancer. Changes in the DNA sequence of genes that affect how the body makes and destroys vitamin D modify the risk for colorectal ...
Cancer Oct 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Kids born to moms who have lost a substantial amount of weight after undergoing bariatric surgery have fewer cardiovascular risk factors than their siblings who were born before the weight loss surgery.
Surgery Oct 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Five scientists, including two from Simon Fraser University, have discovered that 30 per cent of our likelihood of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be explained by 475,806 genetic variants in our ...
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Schizophrenia is a complex illness; among other characteristics, sufferers often find it difficult to tell the difference between what is real and not real and have trouble thinking clearly. Its symptoms ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
(HealthDay)—The amount and severity of pain that you experience after an automobile accident may depend on your genes, early new research suggests.
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two-gene test predicts which patients with heart failure respond best to beta-blocker drug, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart failure has been published by a research team ...
Cardiology Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from the University of Alberta shows that your genes could be the reason your allergic asthma or hay fever is so severe.
Inflammatory disorders Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A single genetic variant in kidney donors' cells may help determine whether their transplanted organs will survive long term, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Ne ...
Other Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A paper by Shizhong Han and colleagues in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry implicates a new gene in the risk for cannabis dependence. This gene, NRG1, codes for the ErbB4 receptor, a protein implicated in synapt ...
Genetics Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A new study reinforces the finding that a region of the genome involved in immune system function, called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), is involved in the genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia.
Genetics Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0